The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine, 1932-1933 (Holodomor)
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Ukrainian Famine Remembrance Day
    

"Ukrainian Famine Remembrance Day, November 25, 2000 -
Statement By United States President Bill Clinton"

White House
November 25, 2000

"On the 67th anniversaary of the Great Famine in Ukraine, I join the people of Ukraine and Americans who trace their roots to that country in remembering the victims of this atrocity of the Soviet period.

The world community has a solemn obligation to keep alive the memory of the innocent men, women and children who suffered and perished because they wanted to preserve their way of life and stood against Stalin's totalitarian ambitions.

This anniversary is an occasion for both sorrow and reflection, and it reminds us that the struggles of Stalin's victims, in Ukraine and elsewhere, were not in vain. The people and the government of Ukraine can honor them by ensuring that the dream of an independent, democratic and prosperous Ukraine is fully realized.

As you mark this solemn anniversary, I commend you for keeping alive the memory of this tragic chapter of Ukraine's history."


 
 

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